CBS Corp. and Comcast’s NBCUniversal have announced presidents at their respective digital divisions, and they both have IAC jobs on their resumes.
CBS has acquired Clicker Media and has tapped its CEO Jim Lanzone as president of CBS Interactive. He will run the company’s properties like CNET.com, CBSSports.com and GameSpot.com, replacing Neil Ashe, who announced his departure in December. Lanzone was CEO of IAC’s Ask.com before Clicker.
Meanwhile, Nicholas Lehman, most recently CEO of Plum TV, was given the newly created role of president of digital at NBCU’s entertainment and digital networks and integrated media division, making him one of the first major hires of the new Comcast regime. The longtime MTV Networks exec will oversee iVillage and Fandago as well as help out with network sites like Bravo and Telemundo. Before Plum TV he also worked at IAC, where he oversaw such properties as CollegeHumor and The Daily Beast.